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Male infertility

Infertility is a common problem that affects many couples who are trying to conceive. In one out of every three cases of infertility, the male is a contributing factor.

Not being able to conceive a child can be stressful and frustrating. At Wayne State University Physicians Group our infertility specialists understand that the diagnosis and treatment of infertility is a complex and emotional process.

Many conditions can affect male infertility, including:

  • Genetics - abnormalities in chromosomal numbers and structure
  • Hormones - produced by the pituitary gland to stimulate the testicles to make sperm
  • Immunologic infertility - triggered by the man's immunologic response to his own sperm
  • Obstruction - blocking sperm from its normal passage
  • Medication - certain medications (anabolic steroids or anti-seizure medicines) affect sperm production, function and ejaculation
  • Retrograde ejaculation - when semen pushes backward into the bladder instead of out the penis
  • Sperm disorders - problems with the production and development of sperm
  • Varicoceles - an abnormal collection of bulging veins above the testicle

Our services

We offer the most current and innovative therapies for male infertility including:

  • Assisted reproduction - methods to improve erectile dysfunction, induce ejaculation, obtain sperm and inseminate an egg
  • Drug therapy - medications to improve sperm production, treat hormonal dysfunction, cure infections and fight sperm antibodies
  • Surgery - to treat reproductive tract obstruction and varicocele

For more information about male infertility care at WSUPG, or to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified specialists, call 313-271-0430.